Thank you to all who made the 70 Mile Yard Sale  another resounding success. The Yard Sale is meant to bring economic activity into the south eastern PEI — to the B&Bs, restaurants, and many little businesses here in rural PEI — not to mention to the individual farmers, fishers and other folks who host yard sales.   Those who, first, register officially, and second, those who shop at the officially registered sites support this rural PEI initiative hosted by this non-profit community organization.   We cannot adequately convey how appreciative we are of the people who step up!  This year we are fundraising to paint our Wood Islands Lighthouse and Museum.  Every little bit helps.   

Next year’s 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale is September 23 and 24, 2017.  Plug the dates into  your smart phone now!  🙂

We congratulate Andrea and Cesar of the Lady Slipper Express for their first season here at the Welcome Centre.  Watch the Lady Slipper Express Facebook page for notice of hours and closing date.  We look forward to seeing them again in the spring!

Tai chi has just started again at Wood Islands; what a good way to bring your physical and mental health together! Treat yourself Tuesday nights: call Kevin or Pat at (902) 962-3164 for more information!

The Wood Islands  Commissary and Liquor Store will be closed for the season on Thursday, September 29 2016 at 6 p.m.   Our Wood Islands Lighthouse, Museum and Gift shop, also part of our WIADC operations, will close Friday September 30 except for arranged tours.  Call Bev at (902) 3463 to see if we can accommodate you or your group.  Audrey at the Wood Islands Administration office can be reached this “off-season” time by calling (902) 940-4784.

Hall rentals can be arranged by calling Audrey on her cell (902) 940-4784.

Business opportunities:

We have one retail space left in our beautiful heritage-themed facilities immediately off the Wood Islands ferries provide a ready-made marketing opportunity for entrepreneurs.  Know that 378,000+ visitors travelling by ferry arrived at our doorstep via this eastern Gateway in 2015.  Everyone a potential customer.  Contact us and take the winter to develop your business plan.

To discuss your venture and how we might help, contact Audrey at (902) 940-4784, or email us at wiadc@woodislands.ca   WIADC welcomes all expressions of interest and is particularly seeking businesses supporting our mandates of building a sense of community and providing local employment; and are conducive with our guiding principles and strategic plan.  We are happy to discuss these with you.

New Name . . .

Our Centre has a new name! Formerly known as the “Plough the Waves” Centre, our “Wood Islands Welcome Centre” reflects better our position as the first place visited after arriving by ferry from Nova Scotia.

Our Welcome Centre is home to the Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation — a Not-For-Profit community organization who owns and operates the Welcome Centre including the Wood Islands Lighthouse (tours and gift shop); a community room complete with full kitchen available for your special occasions; and a community Liquor Store Agency.  Our new Commissary (in the Liquor Store) offers fresh coffee and some “provisions” you might have left behind such as BBQ, campfire, food, books, or personal items.  Pop in to see if we have what you need, or just come for a cup of fresh coffee or tea.

Joining us here at the Welcome Centre is a provincial Visitor Information Centre and an “all-you’ll-ever-need” candy and ice cream store, The Sweet Factory.  In 2016, Lady Slipper Express Café joined us and what a great addition they have been!  We are the Trail Head (Mile 0) of the Confederation (Trans Canada) Trail where you can enjoy a short, tranquil hike (or bike ride) in any season.

Welcome to Wood Islands and to Prince Edward Island — the “Birthplace of Canada!”


AMATEUR RADIO AT REAR RANGE LIGHT – WOOD ISLANDS LIGHTS.   A permanent antenna has been placed.  For more info, call George. 🙂  G5RV Junior and coaxial connection installed at the Rear Range Light.  For more information, contact George Dewar – dewarg@bellaliant.netvy2gf@rac.ca
57 Perth Stn. Rd, Cardigan RR6, Prince Edward Island, Canada, C0A 1G0
Amateur Radio Call signs – VY2GF & VY2PLH  Grid – FN86PF61OJ  ITU – 9 CQ – 5
Telephone – 902 838-3282       Skype – george.dewar   Geocaching – George D

This summer’s book to enjoy!  “SALTWATER ROAD, Tales of Travel on the Northumberland Strait” by Marian Bruce is currently for sale at the Wood Islands Agency Liquor Store, at the Wood Islands Lighthouse and on the ferries running between PEI and Nova Scotia. The book is also available in many book stores and other locations around the island as well as being purchased on-line too. Go to: http://projects.upei.ca/isp/saltwater-road/  Island Studies Press